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Rice Pilau For Korma

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onion 1 Medium
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Whole cloves 5
  Cardamom seeds 5
  Cinnamon stick 3 Inch
  Allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Rice grain 1 Pound
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Saffron 1⁄3 Teaspoon
  Warm water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Light raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dates 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Blanched almonds 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Pistachio nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Melt butter or margarine, and saute' onion, garlic, whole spices and allspice 5 minutes; remove whole spices.
Add rice, and stir over low heat 5 minutes or until golden.
Add salt, saffron and sufficient water to cover rice by 2 inches.
Cover tightly, and steam over heat about 25 minutes or until rice is tender and water is absorbed.
Stir in raisins, dates and nuts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Method: 
Boiled
Interest: 
Party
Servings: 
8

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